As we look ahead to the 2021-22 school year and assess how to best utilize one-time federal relief funds to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on education, it is critical that we work together to address the significant learning loss that students have experienced during the pandemic. Join your education funder colleagues as we gather to hear from Michigan experts who will share research and recommendations about how to best utilize federal relief funding to best prepare students for the fall. We invite you and your critical education partners to join us and share your challenges and successes during this important conversation.
Amber Arellano, executive director, The Education Trust-Midwest
Amber Arellano is the founding executive director of The Education Trust-Midwest. Founded in 2010, today Ed Trust-Midwest is widely recognized as a leading voice for non-partisan data, research and policy expertise. Under her leadership, Ed Trust-Midwest led the cross-sector development of Michigan’s first statewide educator support and evaluation system. In partnership with the Steelcase Foundation, Arellano also founded the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to bring proven best practices from leading education states to Michigan’s high-poverty schools.
Nell Duke, professor, University of Michigan
Nell Duke’s work focuses on early literacy development, particularly among children living in poverty. Her specific areas of expertise include development of informational reading and writing in young children, comprehension development and instruction in early schooling, and issues of equity in literacy education.
Mary Grech, data and policy analyst, The Education Trust-Midwest
Mary Grech, chief of staff at the Education Trust-Midwest, supports planning and alignment across teams in order to drive the organization’s work forward and increase strategic impact on behalf of Michigan’s most underserved students. She also leads special projects regarding high-leverage equity issues. Prior to this role, she previously served as a senior data and policy analyst supporting qualitative and quantitative research initiatives at the Education Trust-Midwest.
There is no cost to participate, but registration is required.
April 14, 2021 at 12:30 PM EDT